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Home Depot's e-commerce exceeds $1B

The Home Depot reported a 30 percent increase in e-commerce sales for the first quarter. Online sales accounted for 5 percent of the retailer's total sales.

Target cracks down on resellers

Target is cracking down with a directive to ban large orders from suspected resellers. The big-box chain is joining other retailers who are looking to stop eBay and Amazon merchants from using their store as a source of inventory.

Yelp to launch 'Shop Now' button

Yelp announced a partnership with online retail aggregator Shoptiques to offer consumers the ability to shop while reading reviews.  

Amazon takes on Etsy with Handmade

Amazon has launched yet another marketplace, and this one offers handmade crafts to compete with online retailer Etsy.  

EBay sellers pay only when shoppers buy with Promoted Listings

EBay announced the launch of Promoted Listings, a new store in which sellers can promote their products within related search results. Then, sellers will only pay eBay if a shoppers makes a purchase.  

Amazon, Manhattan eateries partner for one-hour delivery

Amazon is partnering with stores in Manhattan to expand its one-hour delivery service to include prepared foods. The Prime Now service will offer prepared meals and baked goods from D'Agostino, Gourmet Garage and Billy's Bakery, all quintessential New York neighborhood stores.  

eBay Germany testing a version of Prime

The German branch of eBay is currently testing a membership program similar to Amazon Prime. The program, to be rolled out in the second half of the year, offers benefits for shipping and returns.

Walmart to challenge Amazon Prime with $50 shipping service

Walmart will begin testing a frontal assault on Amazon Prime this summer, offering unlimited free shipping at a rate equivalent to half of Amazon's $99 annual price.  

Google draws closer to buy button

Google will launch buy buttons on its search results pages sometime in the next few weeks, putting it in direct competition with online marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay. The button will first display for users searching for products using a mobile device, according to those familiar with the launch.

Google to roll out 'buy' button soon

In the coming weeks, Google will reportedly launch a 'buy' button on its search results pages, according to  The Wall Street Journal.